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Monthly Archives: November 2017

After 10 Years in Prison, Faith Leader Fariba Kamalabadi Says Baha’is Hope to Serve Iran

CHRI – In her first interview since being released from Evin Prison on October 31, 2017, Baha’i faith leader Fariba Kamalabadi said Baha’is “love” Iran and want to “serve” their country. Baha’i faith leader Fariba Kamalabadi “There have been a lot of reports about the rights that have been denied to Baha’is,” Kamalabadi told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on November …

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Iranian Poet Sentenced to Prison and Flogging For the Charge of “Insulting the Sacred”

CHRI – Poet and civil rights activist Reza Ekvanyan has been sentenced to three years in prison and 40 lashes for the charges of “propaganda against the state” and “insulting the sacred” by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, presided by Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh. Iranian poet and civil rights activist Reza Ekvanyan The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and …

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Iran expects record high exports of crude steel

PayvandNews – Iran’s crude steel exports are expected to reach a record high of 8 million tons by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2018). Mobarakeh steel plant in Isfahan, Iran (file photo by Islamic Republic News Agency) Head of the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO), Mehdi Karbasian, said the country exported 3.5 …

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In shadowy covert wars, Iran takes centre stage

huffingtonpost -In the shadowy world of covert proxy wars, Iran is taking centre stage, both as a target and a player. A series of incidents involving Iranian ethnic and religious minorities raise the spectre of the United States and Saudi Arabia seeking to destabilize the Islamic republic. Not to sit back passively, indications are that Iran beyond its support for …

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He refused to spy for Iran’s military, and was sentenced to death for it

washingtonexaminer -On Oct. 21, Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a renowned expert on disaster medicine and resident of Sweden, was sentenced to death by the Iranian Revolutionary Court. Tehran prosecutor Abbas Dolatabadi accused Djalali of providing Mossad with the information about Iran’s nuclear sites that led to the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists in 2010-2012. Accusations of working for Israel and the …

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Boris Johnson finally condemns Iran’s detention of British citizen and offers to visit her in prison

Independent – Boris Johnson has finally condemned Iran’s detention of British citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and offered to visit her in prison. The Foreign Secretary has been criticised for refusing to condemn the jailing of the charity worker, who has been held since her arrest by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in April 2016. But, speaking to a committee of MPs, Mr Johnson attacked both Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s …

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Boris Johnson to travel to US in bid to save Iran nuclear deal

Guardian – Foreign secretary will try to convince senators to back deal he has labelled ‘an amazing triumph of diplomacy’, which Donald Trump is threatening to repeal Boris Johnson made the announcement to the foreign affairs committee. By Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor Thursday 2 November 2017 06.00 GMTLast modified on Thursday 2 November 2017 06.02 GMT Boris Johnson will travel to Washington next week in a bid …

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Supreme Leader Says Iran Should Stand Up To U.S.

RFL/RE – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that the United States is Iran’s “main” enemy and that Tehran will never give in to U.S. pressure over the 2015 nuclear deal. “America is the main and evil enemy, in the real sense of the word,” Khamenei said in a November 2 meeting with a group of students. “We will never accept their …

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Putin Offers Support For Iran Nuclear Deal, Hails Cooperation On Syria

RFL/RE – On an official visit to Tehran, Russian President Vladimir Putin has vocally backed the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, and hailed cooperation with Iran on the Syrian conflict. https://www.rferl.org/a/28829686.html Putin was on a one-day trip to the Iranian capital on November 1 for trilateral talks between Azerbaijan, Iran, and Russia — a meeting largely focused on improving transport links, trade, …

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CIA files shows depth of al-Qaeda’s relationship with Iran

Al-Arabia – The recently released CIA bin Laden files provide new details concerning al Qaeda’s relationship with Iran. One never-before-seen 19-page document contains a senior militant’s assessment of the group’s relationship with Iran, the Foundation for Defense of Democracy’s Long War Journal reported. The author explains that Iran offered some “Saudi brothers” in al Qaeda “everything they needed,” including “money, arms” and “training …

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